Dr. Jill Biden Arrives in Kenya

Dr. Jill Biden and Senator Bill Frist visit the Dagahaley refugee camp, in Dabaab, Kenya. August 8, 2011. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Today, Dr. Biden traveled to Kenya where relief operations are underway to help the thousands of refugees affected by the devastating famine in Somalia.

Visiting with women and children at the Dadaab Refugee Complex, Dr. Biden — joined by former U.S. Senator Bill Frist, USAID Administrator Raj Shah, Assistant Secretary of State Eric Schwartz, and Special Assistant to the President Gayle Smith— witnessed firsthand the effects of one of worst droughts in 60 years and the resulting famine in Somalia.

29,000 children under the age of five have died in the past three months and more than 12 million people across the Horn of Africa are in urgent need of care. Emergency assistance and investments in long-term development are saving lives and making a difference.

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